Accommodation and apartments – finding somewhere to stay in Singapore.
is an extremely dynamic and buzzing Asian city-state with so much to offer those visiting. Singapore has one of the most expensive and beautiful cityscapes in the world and it is a wonder to behold. Singapore is a world of contrasts, especially with regards to the new and old style buildings nestling next to each other. There’s so much to see in Singapore that you’ll want to spend a few days getting to know the place. There are plenty of hotels and hostels that offer reasonable value for money. There are also alternative accommodation available – guest houses, apartments and bed and breakfast accommodation. Are you planning to visit Singapore whilst travelling through Asia? Check out short stay accommodation options for a different experience!
The world’s highest manmade waterfall is located in Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
The world record for the longest human domino chain was set in Singapore – 9234 students took part!
9 out of 10 Singaporeans live in public houses.
8 out of 10 Singaporeans have a mobile phone.
Chewing gum is banned in Singapore
– they want to keep their streets clean!
Things to do in Singapore
Singapore’s style is very unique. Historic buildings meet cutting edge skyscrapers and somehow it works very well. 5 million people reside in this incredibly densely packed city and a diverse mix of people from different ethnic backgrounds call Singapore home – it’s known as the world’s most globalized city. Like Hong Kong, Singapore is known as a city-state and is made up on 63 islands. The city is highly urbanised and there is very little left of the rainforest the city was built on. Modern day Singapore is fascinating and is a melting pop of cuisine, culture and lifestyle. The Singapore skyline is a constant source of wonder. We suggest you visit the Sands Skypark
observation deck in the Marina Bay. It is the largest observation deck in the world and is over 200m off the ground. 3900 people can fit on the deck and the view is spectacular. The Singapore Flyer
, a giant Ferris wheel, is another good way to see the city. It’s the world’s highest observation wheel and you’ll be amazed at what you can see. What else to do in Singapore? Well we’d recommend you go to the Raffles Hotel
for a Singapore Sling cocktail. The recipe for this gin and brandy drink originates in this well-known hotel. The Universal Studios
theme park, located in Sentosa, is also highly recommended. There are cutting edge rides, shows and exciting attractions all based on some of the most famous films of all time. The theme park has many different areas such as a Jurassic Park style ‘Lost World’, a Madagascar-themed jungle area and a futuristic ‘Sci-Fi’ city.
Another side to Singapore
There is much more to Singapore than its stunning skyline and futuristic architecture. We suggest you venture out to the more rural suburbs of the city, away from the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the centre. You’ll find a side to Singapore not often seen by many who visit. Small nurseries nestle next to organic crops and there are plenty of animal farms. It is a great retreat from the hectic buzz of the city and you’ll find yourself immersed in a new world. Why not visit Fire Flies Health Farm
in Lim Chu Kang area? The farm uses no pesticides or chemicals and its focus is producing food using a plants natural habitat. It is free to enter the farm and the produce of the farm is for sale. Kusu Island
is another of Singapore’s hidden gems. It is an important holy site and every year is visited by pilgrims paying homage to peace, good luck and happiness. It is a beautiful place to visit and there are many picturesque lagooons, clean beaches and lots of animal life. Go to the Marina South Pier
and hire a boat if you wish to visit the island. For a taste of what Singapore was like before it was developed, visit the Changi Village. This relatively untouched area of the city has a laidback atmosphere and slower pace of life. You can watch giant ships drift past on one of the beaches and the food in Changi village is famous – try the nasi lemak and BBQ food.
Singapore Changi Airport
is one of South-East Asia’s main airports and is located 17km from Singapore City. Airport shuttle buses connect the airport with the city and runs 24 hours a day. There are also trains and several bus lines available. The journey from the airport to the centre of the city takes approximately 30 minutes. Getting around Singapore is easy and quick. Nothing is too far away in Singapore either and you’ll feel like the whole city is available to you! The Mass Rapid Transit metro system is the best way to get around the city and all the information you need is available in English. Taxis are good value and handy when you don’t know exactly where you are going, for example when you first arrive in Singapore.